Relation between current prime minister Yoshihide Suga & Narendra Modi
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN JAPAN PM YOSHIHIDE SUGA AND INDIAN PM NARENDRA MODI
Mr. Yoshihide Suga won the election on September 14 with 70% of the vote in the LDP leadership election. He was elected Prime Minister by Emperor Naruhito on September 16, 2020, that lead to becoming the first pm of the Reiwa Era.
The correlation between India and Japan is momentous. On Friday, PM Narendra Modi congratulated and wished Yoshihide Suga on his appointment as Japan’s new prime minister on a phone call. Two leaders discussed on the first call about the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail project and welcomed a memorandum of cooperation on well-defined skilled workers to be signed in the near future.
In the first conversation between Japan’s new PM Yoshihide Suga and India’s PM Narendra Modi, Mr. Suga remarked that he will promote bilateral cooperation in economic as well as security matters, glad to work with India and shared mutual trust & values.
PM Narendra Modi heartily congratulated Yoshihide Suga in a tweet and said, "Heartiest congratulations to Excellency Yoshihide Suga on the appointment as Prime Minister of Japan @kantei. I look forward to jointly taking our Special Strategic and Global Partnership to new heights. @sugawitter." And Modi also invited Suga to visit India for the Annual Bilateral Summit, after the improvement of the situation caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Let’s know more facts about Mr. Yoshihide Suga.
He was born on 6 December 1948. he belongs to a farmer’s family as his father is a strawberry farmer. After completed his graduation degree from high school, he moved to Tokyo. He graduated with doing Bachelor of Laws at Hosei University. In 1975, he became an aide to representative Hikosaburo Okonogi (a politician who served as a member of “House of Representatives”). Suga was elected to Yokohama Municipal Assembly in 1987. But in the 1996 election, he built up his own local power base and was elected to the House of Representatives which representing Kanagawa’s 2nd District as a member of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).
When Shinzo Abe first became Prime Minister in 2006, he nominated MR.Suga to the cabinet as Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications. After the LDP successfully won the 2012 general election, Suga was delegated, Chief Cabinet Secretary. He is also known as Shinzo Abe’s right-hand man for the past eight years as he played a crucial role in protecting Shinzo Abe from greater exploration over various scandals that obdurate his government.
An importunate Meeting was held of party members from both houses of the Diet(Parliament) on Monday which triggered by Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s abrupt August 28 announcement that he was stepping down citing his chronic illness. At the meeting, Yoshihide Suga triumphed 377 votes which were almost 70% of the total votes while the other two contenders, LDP policy chief Kishida and former Defence Minister Shigeru Ishiba got 89 and 68 votes respectively. Now the son of a farmer from northern Japan, Yoshihide Suga became the new Prime Minister of the Reiwa era of Japan.
He said in a recent interview to follow Former PM Shinzo Abe’s approach to tackling the Covid-19 pandemic and aims to form an agency to promote the government’s digital strategies under one roof as well as he will look into a possible overhaul of the health ministry. Suga proposed to step-up coronavirus testing capacity and secure the plenitude vaccine for Japan’s entire population by the middle of next year.
He is a tenacious promoter of tourism as a way to drive local economies and gesticulated in a recent interview with Reuters the importance of re-opening the economy and also indicated that Japan would do “whatever it takes” to assure it could host the Olympics next year.